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John Burton “Burt” Stockard

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John Burton “Burt” Stockard passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Roswell, NM. A memorial service will be at 1:30 PM Sunday, October 10, 2017 at First Nazarene Church, 501 N. Sycamore Ave, Roswell, NM with Pastor Larry Lacher officiating.
Burt was born in Roswell on January 30, 1924 where he lived most of his life. His great uncle, James Alexander Stockard was the first elected Mayor of Roswell in 1906. Burt and his brother Elmo grew up with their mother, Gillie Irene Burton and father John Wesley Stockard on a farm near the South Spring River owned by their grandfather, John Alexander Stockard, the brother of the former Mayor. Burt attended East Grand Plains Elementary and Junior High School. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the U. S. Army to fight in World War II. His Military service lists Battles and Campaigns as Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. After marrying Norma Kay Huck in the 1970’s, he found a soul mate who loved to search for antiques of all sorts. He lost his love shortly after she received a heart operation in 1997. Burt also lost his youngest son Fredrick Elmo Stockard in 1979 and a stepson Rusty Lewis in 2014.
He is survived by his four sons, Roy and his wife, Robyn, of Dallas, Texas; David of Houston, Texas; Charles of Phoenix, Arizona and Johnny of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also survived by a stepson Daniel Lewis of Denver and a stepdaughter Vickie Jennings of Roswell and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers are; Lee Adams, Alex Pankey, Don Doyle, Dr. Robert Whited, Dewain Frost, Douglas Stockard and Derryl Stockard.
Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the First Nazarene Church, 501 N. Sycamore Ave, Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.